Trainee Success Stories: Dr. Sarah Hayes

Dr. Sarah Hayes, former University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) graduate trainee, has accepted an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her research focuses on the form of toxic metals in soils, mine tailings, and dust in an effort to understand the effects of biogeochemical weathering on metal mobility and toxicity. She is currently at the U. S. Geological Survey as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow working to understand the geochemistry of tellurium.

As a graduate trainee, Dr. Hayes worked with UA SRP investigators Dr. Jon Chorover and Dr. Raina Maier. She used a variety of methods to understand the speciation and mobility of metals in mine tailings located in Arizona. Results from her graduate studies have recently been published in Environmental Science and Technology.

Congratulations, Dr. Hayes - we wish you continued success in your studies!